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Royal Agrifirm Group

Quartes and Agrifirm combine...

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Royal Agrifirm Group

Agrifirm and GMN will be...

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Citadel Enterprises

Acquisition of Pearl Paint...

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DS Groep

Sale of DS Groep to Qey Invest

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Royal Agrifirm Group

Acquisition of Special...

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Management

Management, supported by ING...

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Agrifirm

Strategic alliance between...

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Care Carrosserie

Sale of Care Carrosserie to...

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Thegra Tracomex...

Sale of Thegra Tracomex Group...

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Nuscience Group

Acquisition of Nutral by...

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Coppens...

Sale of Coppens International...

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Royal...

Acquisition of Fabrelac by...

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Nutrifarma

Acquisition of Nutrifarma by...

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Interstream Barging

Interstream Barging acquires...

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Royal...

Acquisitie van Zijerveld &...

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Agrifac Machinery...

Sale of Agrifac Machinery to...

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Coppens...

Management and Friesland Bank...

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Thomassen

Thomassen Compression Systems...

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Marco Wefelnberg...

Agrifirm Group acquired...

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Kirin Agribio

H2 Private Equity acquired...

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ir Arjen Rijpkema (1958) - Managing Partner

Arjen is the Managing Partner at Mahler Corporate Finance. Prior to establishing Mahler CF, Arjen spent over 20 years at ABN AMRO / RBS of which 15 years in the Merger & Acquisitions department. As Executive Director, Arjen executed a large number of advisory assignments across various industries.

Arjen is a seasoned deal maker who has led and completed numerous complex transactions. A few recent examples are: the sale of Agrifac Machinery to Exel Industries SA, the sale of Thomassen Compression Systems to Howden Ltd., the EU remedies sales of Friesland Campina’s fresh business in Nijkerk to Arla, the restructuring of the cooperative capital base for Friesland Foods, the divestment of the CSM Sugar business to Cosun, the sale of De Ruiter Seeds to Monsanto.

Arjen has also been active in politics for 16 years both at a local level in Amsterdam and at province level in Noord-Holland. He occupied positions  ranging from chairman of committees to (vice) chairman of a political party. He is also vice chairman of the supervisory board of NV Afvalzorg Holding.

Arjen studied Agricultural Engineering and Economics at Wageningen University and partly at Cornell University in NY USA.

Previous experience

Prior to founding Mahler Corporate Finance, Arjen has advised on a wide array of transactions in various industries. Below is a selection of prior experience:

FrieslandCampina

Advised FrieslandCampina in a EU remedies sale of Nijkerk dairy to Arla Foods in 2009. Click here for more information.

Fit4Free

Advised on the sale of Fit4Free to NIBC Capital Partners and IBS in 2009. Click here for more information.

De Ruiter Seeds

Advised De Ruiter Seeds on the sale to Monsanto for EUR 546mln in 2008. Click here for more information.

Erasmus Groep

Advised on the sale of Erasmus Group to Delta Lloyd in 2007. Click here for more information.

CSM

Advised on the divestment of sugar division CSM to Cosun for EUR 264mln in 2006. Click here for more information.